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Jasmeet was a pleasure to work with! Knowledgable, timely, on-the-ball, very friendly and helped me organize and understand a lot around my business structure. With a keen sense for markets and a great sense of humour, he helped me tackle market research in a more efficient way and assisted with how to communicate to my audience. He even went out of his way, on his own time to research things for me as well. I really appreciate all the help Jasmeet and will look to you for help in the future! Great working with you!Misho Milicevic
I am Jasmeet, an Entrepreneur who started his Entrepreneurial journey around 8 years back after leaving my first and only job. Yes. It was the same time when working in an IT MNC was the dream job and gone abroad on an onsite visit was the only gateway to make some quick bucks.
I have done some stupid things over my college days and job days but leaving my job where “Sky was the limit: quoting one of my geek colleague” was definitely not one of them.
I have been a part of multiple startups till date. Some failures, Some success.
What do I do for a living?
I am at present handling IT Services division of our company. The same IT Services which funded the weddings and dreams of millions like me 🙂 . I also mentor few startups/small businesses in different capacities and I teach Digital Marketing, helping students decide how a career in Digital marketing can help them.
I also take workshops on Entrepreneurship (can you even teach that?). See schedule of my next workshop on Entrepreneurship.
About Lessons At Startup:
Lessons at startup is a blog to share my real life experiences of starting, running, dragging, sleeping, sleep walking, failing, succeeding startups and small businesses.
Starting a startup is ever easy. Its 24 X 7 job where you learn on the job. Most of the learnings are screw ups you do.by making mistakes. You are expected to know HR, Marketing, sales, etc, etc.
You are expected to know HR, Marketing, Sales, etc, etc.
You must be wondering; why do we need to know everything when there are resources to hire for every domain in the market? Well. Until and unless, you have a VC with deep pockets or a rich dad willing to splurge on his kid’s adventures, I highly recommend you learn to don all hats of running a business.
From wiping office floors (I have done this when our sweeper did not turn up for 5 good days) to running HR department of my company (toughest department to handle), you have to do it all.
I cannot tell you how many times I have failed by not learning to get out of my shell. There was a time, I literally went broke because of bad financial management. Not that I am a millionaire now 🙂
Other than the “free” advice on startups, I will share what I learn every day via the omnipresent internet guru “Google”.
I meet so many lost souls in companies struggling in their day to day jobs. They remind me of monster’s ad where a batsman is shown washing clothes, a dancer is guiding a plane to taxi.
Most of them want to quit.
In fact, the first response when I tell them I run a software company is “You are still the boss”.
I wish I could tell them “Entrepreneurship is not easy. You have no idea, the number of days I have spent without a penny in my pocket”.
Irrespective of all challenges, remember Entrepreneurship is fun. The challenges here are nothing in comparison to what you face in your day to day jobs. I hope you find this blog as a helpful resource for building your Startup.
Welcome to Lessons at Startup!
- Internet Marketing 80%
- Social Media Marketing 90%
- Search Engine Optimization 70%
- Marketing 70%
- Brand Awareness 75%
- Financial Planning 80%
- Laziness (I am almost there) 95%
- Addiction to caffeine 10%